The Detroit Lions spent half a year championing Ameer Abdullah as their No. 1 running back, then changed course abruptly on Sunday.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to name Abdullah his starting running back after Sunday's 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when Abdullah did not play despite being cleared to return from a neck injury.
Related players: Theo Riddick, Tion Green
The team said Abdullah is still nursing his injury but didn't go into detail about that. Riddick played a big role in the team's win over the Bucs so it's quite possible he continues to see a key role in the offense.
yesterday · 12:52 PM EDT